(lat. Excalfactoria chinensis)
The King quail, also known as Chinese painted quail has been domesticated in Europe for more than 200 years. But its natural area of occurrence are the moist grasslands of south China, Indonesia and Australia. They can also be encountered in mountainous landscapes. They belong to the group of pure bottom dwellers, all day looking for insects and seeds. There are ratites and thus bad flyers. In a scrim are 6 to 10 eggs. After hatching, the young (which are about the size of a bumblebee) are carried around about 10 days in the plumage of the hen, then they follow the mother in single file.
Please do not attempt to pet them, as they are very skittish.